Safari 3 Horror Story

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Zweben, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. Zweben macrumors member


    Oct 7, 2004
    Just like most of you, I went to download Safari 3 beta as soon as it was available. I opened the disk image and ran the installer. I didn't quit Safari before starting the install, but figured it wouldn't be a problem.

    About 10 seconds in to the install, I got an error message that said something along the lines of "There has been an error in installing". Safari quit abruptly. The install process stopped in its tracks and I had to force quit the installer.

    I tried to run the install again and it wouldn't even open. It quit before even bouncing once in the dock. Same after a restart. And another restart. And repairing permissions. So I tried to launch the old Safari. It showed a "?" over the icon; it was deleted.

    Distraught, I tried to open iChat to tell a friend about my problem. iChat wouldn't launch. I tried all the apps in my dock.

    Safari, iTunes, iChat, Adium, Coda, Mail, SubEthaEdit and Shiira are all dead, which basically covers all of my most commonly used apps.

    I have a feeling WebKit was corrupted or deleted, along with who knows how many other vital system components. Fantastic.

    To top it off though, my friend has my Tiger install disks.

    Any suggestions, or should I just switch to Windows? I'm about that frustrated.
  2. Zweben thread starter macrumors member


    Oct 7, 2004
    Dude, I just got a Dell.

    Never been happier in my life. I'm going to name my first born child Bill Gates.
  3. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    Just grab a copy of Camino or Firefox or one of the bazillion other browsers out there, and use that until you can clean up after yourself. You still have access to the Web since you've posted here, so this shouldn't be a big deal.
    The purchase of a new computer and operating system is always the most logical and economical course of action when basic precautions have been ignored prior to the installation of prerelease software.
  4. cowm007 macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2005
    I forgot to close Safari too before installing, but nothing bad came of it. It just crashed at some point and then I just restarted and I was on Beta 3. Maybe if you were using Safari while installing it might've had some concurrent file access problems or something. Either way, the beta keeps crashing on me so I'm back on regular Safari 2. If you do fix your problem, I don't recommend going back to the beta.
  5. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Apple punishes pirates.
  6. mpw Guest

    Jun 18, 2004
    I didn't back anything up, didn't close Safari or anything and it "just worked". Apple rocks
  7. Zweben thread starter macrumors member


    Oct 7, 2004
    I got it fixed by installing it manually with Pacifist.
  8. Zweben thread starter macrumors member


    Oct 7, 2004
    Not really. :)

    And you're the one who's assuming he has them so he can pirate OS X. I don't really remember why he has them, but I think he needed to boot from it to fix his comp.
  9. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    Not the public, YET, but they have fired employees for downloading Leopard betas...
  10. Masquerade macrumors 6502a


    May 16, 2007
  11. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas

    you forgot the part about how it must be:
    1. A more inefficient operating system that can do less
    2. An Uglier Computer
    3. The Prerealease must be within hours of the first public beta

    Although if you have Parallels its funny to see Safari side by side in both environments...:D
  12. Shanesan macrumors 6502


    Jul 29, 2006
    No offense guys, but none of you were being very helpful. :)

    And what is Pacifist?
  13. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

    Dec 9, 2004
    Yeah, well, people who don't really know what they're doing shouldn't try to run beta software, and if they do, they shouldn't complain about it. ;)

  14. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN

    The OP stated his 10.4 disc not 10.5

    Though your point is quite valid.
  15. JoeG4 macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2002
    Bay Area, Ca.
  16. Am3822 macrumors 6502


    Aug 16, 2006
    Groningen, The Netherlands
    Here you go --


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